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Carter Lake Emergency Force Main Replacement - OPW 53651


The City of Omaha will replace an existing sanitary sewer force main line from the East Omaha Lift Station to 11th Street with a new line. The new alignment will be along Avenue H in Carter Lake, Iowa, and 11th and 15th Streets in Omaha. The project will include 7 phases, with Phases 1 through 6 being the construction of the new sanitary sewer force main and Phase 7 being the decommissioning and abandonment of the existing force main that runs along Avenue G. The new sewer force main will not be in service until Phases 1 through 6 are completed, and sanitary sewer services will not be affected during construction.

The purpose of the project is to replace an existing pipeline that has a history of failures, including multiple pipeline breaks needing repairs by city staff. These breaks have caused sewer service issues with repairs that are challenging due to the existing location of the pipeline along Avenue G and the corresponding railroad tracks. Upon completion of the project, sewer service reliability will be increased, and any future maintenance will be much simpler and more accessible for staff.


• Construction Begins – December 11th, 2023
• Phase 1 – December 2023 to February 2024
• Phase 2 – Late December 2023 to March 2024
• Phase 3 – February 2024 to April 2024
• Phase 4 – March 2024 to June 2024
• Phases 5/6 – May 2024 to August 2024
• Phase 7 – August 2024 to January 2025
• Construction Ends – January 2025

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What to Expect

Phase 4 anticipated to begin the week of May 28th
Phase 1: 11th Street – RR Tracks to Avenue H
  • Phase 1 has been completed with the exception of the crossing for the 11th Street connection within the railroad right-of-way. This connection has been delayed until further notice.
Phase 2: Avenue H – 11th to 5th Streets
  • Phase 2 continues to progress and is anticipated to be completed in May.
Phase 3: Avenue H – 5th to 9th Streets
  • Phase 3 continues to progress along Avenue H within PVS property with a majority of the work anticipated to be completed in late May. Additional work within Phase 3 including structures and the tie-in to the Carter Lake Lift Station is anticipated in June/July.
Phase 4: Avenue H – 9th Street to Abbott Plaza
  • Phase 4 is anticipated to begin Tuesday, 5/28, with work progressing from 9th Street east.
Traffic Control/Restrictions
  • The current traffic control/restrictions and detour route for Phase 2 will remain in place until the start of Phase 4. At that time, Avenue H from 9th to Abbott Dr. will be closed to through traffic with traffic being detoured along Abbott Dr./Cuming St., 16th St., Nicholas St., and 11th St. back to Avenue H. Access to 5th and 9th Streets will be maintained utilizing this detour route.
  • Local access to properties will be maintained along Avenue H from 9th to Abbott Dr. during Phase 4.
  • Note, all work requiring traffic control on Omaha public streets will be paused from June 6th until June 24th for the College World Series. Work will resume post-event.
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Upcoming Events

The project does not include any public participation events. Public and stakeholder outreach will be managed through the distribution of construction notices and updates via flyers and emails to residents, businesses, and property owners. Individual stakeholder meetings are being held as requested to further discuss the project details, anticipated construction schedule, traffic restrictions during construction, and access to properties

Past Events

There are no past events.


Jesse Ayala
Project Manager, City of Omaha

Jon Mooberry
Project Manager, JEO Consulting Group

Alyssa Vaughan
Community Engagement Senior Specialist, JEO Consulting Group